Holman Bible Dictionary
(hahr oh nay' ihm) Place name meaning, “twin caves.” Prominent town in Moab upon which Isaiah (Isaiah 15:5 ) and Jeremiah (Jeremiah 48:3 ,Jeremiah 48:3,48:5 ,Jeremiah 48:5,48:34 ) pronounced laments, warning of coming destruction. It apparently lay in the southwestern part of Moab, but students of biblical geography debate its exact location. Suggestions include khirbet ad-Dubababout three miles west northwest of Majra; khirbet al-Maydan, west of modern Katrabba, and ed-Dayr, about two miles northwest of Rakin.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Two caverns, a city of Moab to the south of the Arnon, built, apparently, upon an eminence, and a place of some importance (Isaiah 15:5 ; Jeremiah 48:3,5,34 ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
HORONAIM (perh. ‘the two bollows’). A city of Moab, whose site has not been recovered with certainty. It is mentioned in Isaiah 15:5 , Jeremiah 48:3 ; Jeremiah 48:5 ; Jeremiah 48:34 , and also on the Moabite Stone (11. 31, 32). It may have lain to the south of the Arnon, in the neighbourhood of the Wady ed-DerÃ¢‘a .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("two caverns".) Gave their name to a town of Moab (Isaiah 15:5; Jeremiah 48:3; Jeremiah 48:5; Jeremiah 48:34). On an eminence from which there was a "descent." Ptolemy's "Avara" is identified with Horonaim Sanballet, the opponent of the rebuilding of the Jerusalem wall (Nehemiah 4:7; Nehemiah 2:10), was an Horonite.
Hitchcock's Bible Names
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Place in Moab, mentioned by the prophets, with Zoar and Luhith. Isaiah 15:5 ; Jeremiah 48:3,5,34 . The name of Horonaim is found on the Moabite stone: it was taken by King Mesha.
Luhith - Made of boards, a Moabitish place between Zoar and Horonaim (Isaiah 15:5 ; Jeremiah 48:5 )
Horonite - Designation of Sanballat, probably as a native of Horonaim or of Beth-horon
Horonite - The designation of Sanballat (Nehemiah 2:10,19 ), a native of Horonaim, or of one of the two Beth-horons, the "upper" or the "nether," mentioned in Joshua 16:3,5
Horonaim - The name of Horonaim is found on the Moabite stone: it was taken by King Mesha
Horonite - (hahr' oh nite) Citizen of Beth-horon or of Horonaim
Sanballat - He was a native of Horonaim, a town of Moab
Horonaim - " Ptolemy's "Avara" is identified with Horonaim Sanballet, the opponent of the rebuilding of the Jerusalem wall (Nehemiah 4:7; Nehemiah 2:10), was an Horonite
Geshem - An Arab who, with Sanballat of Horonaim, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, opposed Nehemiah in repairing Jerusalem
Horonaim - Horonaim (perh
Luhith - The ascent of ‘Luhith’ ( Isaiah 15:5 ) is probably the path called the ‘descent or going down of Horonaim,’ the latter lying, probably, higher than Luhith (cf
Nimrim, the Waters of - Named along with Zoar and Horonaim, and must therefore be sought in the S
Sanbal'Lat - (strength ), a Moabite of Horonaim
Sanballat - A Moabite of Horonaim (Nehemiah 2:10; Nehemiah 2:19; Nehemiah 13:28)
Moabite Stone - It records (1) Mesha's wars with Omri, (2) his public buildings, and (3) his wars against Horonaim
Caves - Henc,e also comes the name Beth-horon, "the house of caverns," and Horonaim, "the two caverns;" and HAURAN, "the land of caverns" (Ezekiel 47:16; Ezekiel 47:18)
Ammon - On the return from Jerusalem Tobiah, an Ammonite, joined with Sanballat, of Horonaim of Moab, in opposing Nehemiah's restoration of the city walls (Nehemiah 2:10; Nehemiah 2:19)
Dibon - his successors); the second (line 21-31) his public buildings; the third part (31-34) his wars against Horonaim with the help of Chemosh, "the abomination (idol) of Moab
Moab - ...
Sanballat of Horonaim, the molester of Nehemiah's work, was a Moabite (Nehemiah 2:19; Nehemiah 4:1; Nehemiah 6:1)